Tuchel: Gallagher should stay focused on West Brom for now

What may influence his selection tomorrow is some of the international schedules just completed by some of the players, especially with an early kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

‘Oli Giroud and Kurt Zouma for example, they had a game with five hours time difference and they took several flights to arrive back in the middle of the night in London, so this is clearly not the best preparation for a Saturday match at 12.30,’ Tuchel explained.

‘But we don’t break our heads too much about it, it is clear when you sign for a club like Chelsea that you have to adapt to situations like this, that you have to find solutions.

‘We had very good training sessions today and we will have the team together today in the evening for dinner and it is important that we show in these moments that we come together, because it is absolutely necessary to refocus for tomorrow as it is a big game ahead.’